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A mixture of broken flake Virginia, ribbon cut Virginia, roasted burley and mild black cavendish. Sweet "Danish-style" flavor.

BrandOrlik Tobacco Company A/S
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
Packaging50g Pouch, 50g Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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Grumpynuts Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Grumpynuts (8)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I really like this as an every day smoke. Slightly sweet, great room note, nothing particularly complex, however my sniffer/taster don't always denote many of the nuisances that others write about. I'd recommend this and will look forward to getting more tins.

Pipe Used: Variety of briar

Age When Smoked: Over 18

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

Similar Blends: MacBaren Va # 1 but without any bite..

3 people found this review helpful.

PC Plod Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PC Plod (60)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Mac Baren Mixture Scottish Blend meets Orlik Golden Sliced.

Oversimplification? Yes, but not bad as a first approximation. This blend looks a LOT like Mixture, both in colour and the variety of cuts. However the tin aroma of Orlik Golden Mixture is a tad less sweet ... more like fresh-cut melon instead of the pronounced honey note of Mac Baren.

The broken flake pieces look similar to Orlik Golden Sliced. In fact OGM tastes quite a bit like OGS, only lighter and a bit more refreshing. The tin description gives it an 'Aroma' rating of 4 and a 'Room note' rating of 3. I don't agree with that at all. This is only very mildly aromatic, similar in that way to Mac Baren Mixture.

This is an excellent smoke: flavourful, satisfying and mild. Entirely suitable for all day. And given its fair price, an exceptional value. Very solidly recommended.

Pipe Used: Dunhill Diplomat DR **

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Online Vendor

Similar Blends: Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red), Mac Baren - Scottish Blend Mixture.

3 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1148)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Orlik - Golden Mixture.

Firstly, I can't quite get my head around why this is listed as being a 'ribbon'; it's blatantly a broken flake with one or two course pieces in there. The mix contains prominently Golden Virginia's and Burley's, there's only a tiny amount of Black Cavendish in there, and I mean a really tiny amount. Upon smelling the blend I'm unsure as to what the 'other/misc' flavourings are; the only extra smell I get is a sort of citrus one. That may be from the Virginia though?

Onto the smoking quality; although it contains a few chunky pieces of broken flake they aren't that big as to require rubbing/breaking, they can be stuffed straight in. It then lights up very easily giving a good burn. Going back onto the subject of other/misc flavours; outside the tobacco taste, the only one I get is a sort of lemon/citrus one; this seems to be more potent in the smoke than in the aroma from the pouch. This is okay at the beginning but becomes a bit unpleasant after awhile. Now the tobacco flavours; I I think the Black Cav' exists in the description only! The prevalent flavour I get is quite a light VaBur one, 'light' being aimed more towards the Burley than the Virginia.

For the first ten minutes this seems a good smoke; a VaBur with an edge? But then, as I said, after awhile the citrusy addition becomes astringent, it's most unpleasant.

There are some very good points to Golden Mixture; it burns well, I like the nicotine amount, it arrives perfectly hydrated, the room note's good and many more. For my palate though, I find the smokes taste isn't nice.

Not recommended.

Pipe Used: Levent Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: The Danish Pipe Shop

2 people found this review helpful.

Jakob Kiilerich Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jakob Kiilerich (120)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a blend of rubbed out Golden Slices and Orlik Extra Mild Mixture. Nothing new here. See both reviews, combine them and you will have this.

For me this blend is a Golden Slices polluted with Extra mild mixture. If i get bored, i'll buy a pouch and spend the day separating the two blends into each little tin. Yeah right:)

1 person found this review helpful.